Celebrating Tolkien’s Birthday

JRR Tolkien

Happy New Year!

It’s 2019, and 3rd January brings with it the annual tradition for any Tolkien readers to celebrate the birth of the author — in this instance, 127 years ago. Continue reading

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This blog is 5 years old!

Happy Birthday!

It’s July 8th and that means another year has passed since the creation of A Tolkienist’s Perspective!

I can’t believe how swiftly time has passed since typing my first post, which was achieve with much trepidation and doubts as to how it would be received. Continue reading

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Literary Sapling

JRR Tolkien

On the anniversary of his death

For the majority of people, 2nd September is as normal a day as any other. It follows after the 1st and precedes the 3rd.

However, for Tolkien readers, this date is of particular significance. Just as we celebrate the birth of John Ronald every 3rd of January, so do we recognise and honour the day he passed away in 1973. Continue reading

The Fellowship of the Ring celebrates 60 years!

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The Fellowship of the Ring – the first title of the epic story, The Lord of the Rings – was unleashed on the world way back on 29th July, 1954.

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Celebrating One Year of Blogging!

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It’s been exactly one year since I wrote my first post for this blog (‘The Journey Begins!’).

Back then I was uncertain how things would develop and I certainly couldn’t see myself still writing about Tolkien 12 months later.

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